SlideShare: Solving the NAS to Object Storage Challenge

The ideal first step for enterprise adoption of object storage is the replacement of NAS and file servers. Object storage is suitable for unstructured data storage; it supports almost limitless capacity and file counts, it can better protect and maintain data integrity and, it is far more cost-effective. While it seems like a perfect fit, actual implementations have struggled.

The challenge is object storage doesn’t natively support SMB or NFS protocols, the mainstay of NAS systems. Most object storage vendors try to cobble together a gateway approach that siloed data within the object store, creating a performance bottleneck and adding additional cost to the solutions.

Join Storage Switzerland and Cloudian in this on demand webinar as we discuss the advantages of object storage over NAS, the problems with converting from NAS to object storage and how to overcome those problems.

Twelve years ago George Crump founded Storage Switzerland with one simple goal; to educate IT professionals about all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought after public speaker. With over 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS and SAN, Virtualization, Cloud and Enterprise Flash. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators where he was in charge of technology testing, integration and product selection.

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